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Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

421 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.37% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy, Belgian-style golden ale first appeared in early 2007 as the first edition of our Short Batch Series. At that time, we called it the Gnome, an homage to Brasserie d'Achouffe.

45 IBU

2011 - 9.9%

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-11-2007)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

livingtodie, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

NJBeer265, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

RBorsato, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kaufmaal, May 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

david18, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrunkinYogi, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

cufarley, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sean32, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

danthehopslamman, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Burt, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

luvbier, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This certainly live up to the big beer name. My sample has 2012 marked as the bottle conditioning date. I guess it's ready.

It's a pretty golden color with nice natural foaminess. The aroma isn't huge, but it is big and sweet and gives a warning. The taste follows through with a malty hugeness, offset by yeasty and hoppy hugeness. It's properly balanced, but huge on all taste fronts. Perhaps the thing out of balance is liquid - this could be diluted significantly and still be flavorful.

The aftertaste lingers bitter on the tongue. Overall this is a appropriately big brew that works. I was hoping for a more delicate take on the style but this is brutal.

schoolboy, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Mattias, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

pfhanlon, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

VeganUndead, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

thatoneguymike, Mar 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Irishterrier74, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

edglodek, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Bstrickler, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.64/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Homunculus has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant, very bubbly, gold-orange appearance, and a bit of splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of full, sweet, yeasty, spicy, bready malt, and the flavor is of all that, with distinct pepper and floral hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Smuttynose Homunculus finishes semi-dry, mellow, hefty, rich, and delicious. Overall, this is outstanding!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

WVbeergeek, Mar 18, 2014
Smuttynose Homunculus (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.